27.01.2015

EP/STOA: Study on "Mass Surveillance - What are the risks for the citizens ...?"

Somewhat older, some catching up to do ...

European Parliament - STOA: Study on "Mass Surveillance - What are the risks for the citizens and the opportunities for the European Information Society? What are the possible mitigation strategies?
Part 1 - Risks and opportunities raised by the current generation of network services and applications:
This document identifies the risks of data breaches for users of publicly available Internet services such as email, social networks and cloud computing, and the possible impacts for them and the European Information Society. It presents the latest technology advances allowing the analysis of user data and their meta-data on a mass scale for surveillance reasons. It identifies technological and organisational measures and the key stakeholders for reducing the risks identified. Finally the study proposes possible policy options, in support of the risk reduction measures identified by the study. [...]
The STOA project “Mass Surveillance – Risks, Opportunities and Mitigation Strategies Part 1” was
carried out by TECNALIA Research and Investigation in Spain.

Part 2 – Technology foresight, options for longer-term security and privacy improvements:
The main objective of part two of this study is to provide the European Parliament with policy options, based on technology foresight, with regard to the protection of the European Information Society against mass surveillance from a perspective of technology and organisational foresight. Four scenarios with two to four technology options each were developed in this study, leading to twenty-three policy options. [...]
The STOA project “Mass surveillance – Risks, Opportunities and Mitigation Strategies – Part 2
Technology foresight, options for longer-term security and privacy improvements” was carried out by
Capgemini Consulting, part of Capgemini Netherlands BV.